New this week
New in paperback
Caught – the most recent novel by Lisa Moore, who is also the most recent recipient of the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award.
The Writers’ Trust Engel Findley Award is given to a writer in mid-career for a body of work, and in anticipation of future contribution to Canadian literature. Established in 2008, the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award was created by merging two previously existing prizes: the Marian Engel Award for a female writer in mid-career (1986-2007) and the Timothy Findley Award for a male writer in mid-career (2002 – 2007).
Writers are judged on their body of work – no less than three works of literary merit which are predominantly fiction – rather than a single book. All Canadian writers are considered and no age restrictions apply.
The winner is selected by a three-member, independent judging panel.
At the time of the publication of her first collection of stories in 1995 it was immediately apparent that Lisa Moore was a writer of startling originality and compelling emotional truth. Since then she has been a constant and vital contributor to the world of Canadian letters, producing one acclaimed work of fiction after another, as well as writing articles and compiling anthologies.
While her canvas is contemporary Newfoundland – in particular the city of St John’s where she lives – her understanding and portrayal of human character and relationships is universal. We fully expect further greatness from her, and are confident that her already extensive readership will continue to grow.
For Downton Abbey fans only!
It is Downton Abbey season once again – and a new book Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey is out – It is the official backstage pass to the set, the actors and the Drama. Featuring never before seen photos and exclusive information from all four seasons. The perfect Valentine gift for the Downton Abbey fans in your household.
This is my week in the west – enjoying the natural humidity of Vancouver Island – lots of sleeping in, knitting in front of the TV with my mother – and reading, reading, reading (until as late at night as I please). This time I have taken more than enough books – including Ravenscliffe - the sequel to Netherwood by Jane Sanderson. I read Netherwood on the plane on the way home last January – another perfect book for the Downton Abbey addicted – perfect for the flight home again this year.